Sometimes it can be hard to express your feelings, the words just don't come out right. This is where writing came into play for me. My freshman year of college, I started writing when the thoughts in my head were too much to hold in. I never knew the impact of what was going on in my head could be formed into words that helped not only me but others who could relate to what I would write. I have written about extremely personal experiences; being able to write about them and release them into the world for everyone to read has had such a positive impact on me personally, as well as my writing.
When I first started writing, I just wanted one person to read what I was letting off my chest, and be able to relate to it, as well as be impacted by it. Instead of one person being impacted by my writing, I ended up impacting multiple people. I've received messages from family, friends, and complete strangers that my writing is what they've needed to hear, and have thanked me for sharing my stories and thoughts. I have been so overwhelmed with support and love from all different types of people because of my writing, and it makes me want to keep writing. Growing up I never felt very good at anything; I was never athletic or a brainiac like most of my friends. To be in college and receive messages from people in high school, as well as fellow students at my college, telling me how much they loved what I had written, made me realize I finally found something I was good at, and loved doing.
I am able to take the mess in my head, and pour it words that release feelings I didn't know where able to be let out. Sometimes saying how you feel out loud is a lot harder than it sounds. I know there are so many people in this world that have felt the same happiness, pain, and have had the same experiences as I have. A lot of those people may not have the same situation as I do with writing; the thoughts in their head can't be put into their own words. This is where I hope that my writing somehow comes across those people, and they read what I have to say and can relate, knowing they aren't alone in whatever feelings they may have.
Writing has opened up a new part of my life for me, and I will always be thankful for the people who have supported me throughout my writing journey. The feeling of being able to write about my life without judgment has been the most liberating things to ever happen to me. I hope my writing continues to inspire people, as well as it continues to inspire me.